Components of the online application are as follows:
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The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) is responsible for finding and recovering missing US Service Members from our Nation's past conflicts. DPAA is a Department of Defense (DoD) joint military organization comprised of military service members, DoD civilians, and contractors, with offices in Hawaii, Washington DC, and Omaha, NE.
DPAA is offering a learning opportunity to support their global search and recovery efforts. The research will be based on the locations and coordinates derived from the analysis of historic documents, current and historic imagery, leads developed through investigations, and previous search and recovery efforts. As a DPAA participant, you will learn all that is needed to maximize the technological capabilities of the systems through research and a hands-on experience. This opportunity will offer experiential learning and exploration in any number of technological areas including:
The nature of the Geographic Information System (GIS) industry requires the need to have a large research and educational component in order to be successful. This opportunity will require the individual to interact with users from many different backgrounds and disciplines, including both civilian and military, and from historians to anthropologists. The DPAA GIS brings all these disparate data sources together into a Common Operating Picture (COP) where analysts, historians, archaeologists and anthropologists can visualize and analyze the spatial data in easy-to-use applications. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will take part in implementing a Field Data Collection program using Trimble, TopCon, and Leica systems so DPAA teams can collect the pertinent geospatial data when investigating a case or excavating a site.
The program will include:
This opportunity will be based in the Hawaii office on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH).
This appointment is a twelve month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by DPAA. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
The individual should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Geography with focus on GIS, Archaeology, or related discipline.
This opportunity requires knowledge of using GNSS devices for field data collection and creating maps that accurately represent the data collected with an emphasis on archaeological field activities.
Experience working in a military environment is preferred.